Author Topic: Red Star Revenge  (Read 16483 times)

Offline Litvyak

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #15 on: May 14, 2012, 06:45:20 AM »
That... I was going to call it something witty and creative, but I'm at a loss! That F-16/MiG-23 fusion is looking very promising!
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Offline taiidantomcat

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #16 on: May 17, 2012, 08:26:07 PM »
LOL is that good thing?  ;)

I was originally planning to put this on the Armorama What If GB but it fell well behind schedule, and I didn't even post a single pic!  :-\ I love the T-80 and T-64 and the Abrams of course so this is a natural for me. My backstory is that a frustrated Soviet tank designer looks at the new American Abrams and the old T-34 and realizes that the Russians have moved too far away from their roots of sloped armor. So a with a little copying (borrowing ;)) Of the Abrams style with soviet design results in the T-83:












this is supposed to represent an early version of the T-83, with new Kontakt 5 Reactive armor and side skirts retrofitted. The majority of Russian pieces are from a DML T-80U kit I got when I was 11(!) and has been scrapped along with removing the paint for spares. T-64 road wheels, sanded and adjusted to fit the abrams hull (All 28 of them  :banghead: ) T-64 Kontakt 5 from SP Designs. There are some Challenger and T-72 pieces there as well too.
Still a lot of work to do, but maybe I can be inspired to return to it.
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Offline Logan Hartke

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #17 on: May 17, 2012, 10:46:53 PM »
Very nice, reminds me of the Krasnovian Variant Tank (KVT).  You really should change the gun to something Soviet like the 125mm.







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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #18 on: May 18, 2012, 01:57:45 AM »
Can't wait to see what you'll come up with in terms of camo for this beast!  >:D
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #19 on: May 18, 2012, 04:34:42 AM »
Interesting...
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #20 on: May 18, 2012, 04:39:20 PM »
Wow that looks ready & loaded for bear! Love the armor around the turret, Mr Tomcat!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #21 on: May 21, 2012, 02:48:51 AM »
As always I am in the "Too Many Models, Too Little Time phase" But I am making progress on things!





Added Airbrakes/scoops Glued in the Stabs and Fin base with Epoxy. Got the Engine Tube in there too. I was actaully smart for once and I am keeping the nice metallic exhaust seperate until after I have painted the camo. Still have surface detail to add but good progress!

I cracked the canopy about a month ago which brought construction to a screeching and disappointing halt. Luckily Don G on ARC was nice enough to send me a replacement FREE! But what to do with the  cracked canopy?













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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #22 on: May 21, 2012, 09:03:16 AM »
Outstanding!
All hail the God of Frustration!!!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #23 on: May 21, 2012, 10:33:31 AM »
As always I am in the "Too Many Models, Too Little Time phase" But I am making progress on things!
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I cracked the canopy about a month ago which brought construction to a screeching and disappointing halt. Luckily Don G on ARC was nice enough to send me a replacement FREE! But what to do with the  cracked canopy?


Looks like the cockpit is a bit cramped with the crew sitting side by side as you have in the images.  Maybe better to stagger them just a little with the pilot further forward and the WSO/Nav set back a bit with an extension on the instrument panel to support the new location.  Or you could lower the WSO/Nav a little as was done in the A-6 Intruder. 
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #24 on: May 21, 2012, 02:34:09 PM »
however you finish it , a great solution to a cracked winscreen!
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #25 on: May 23, 2012, 04:07:51 AM »
This tail looks so COOOOOL!!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #26 on: May 23, 2012, 01:19:28 PM »
That is some cool building.   8)
You are kinda guy I need lessons from.
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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #27 on: May 23, 2012, 05:05:26 PM »
That is some cool building.   8)
You are kinda guy I need lessons from.
Bill

Sign me up for class too!

Inspiring work, Mr Tomcat!

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #28 on: June 17, 2012, 12:49:43 AM »
Thanks everyone!  :) Means a ton!







This is a 1/100 scale Tomcat I put in Israeli colors to see how it looked. I didn't have Israeli decals though so I happily left it on the shelf like that for years.  But, one of my goals is to have "as many Red Stars in my collection as Ken Duffey" Thats a pretty lofty goal and he has a big head start. So I decided to add some red stars to this. I love the Idea of Russian Tomcats but I usually alter them to make them look the part a little more. First time I have made an OOB Eastern Tomcat. Its just one of my quirks, I guess I like to alter them a little or a lot first, so this kind of threw me... Whats the back story? I do like this though. Looks sun faded and well used I think.

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Re: Red Star Revenge
« Reply #29 on: June 17, 2012, 01:06:54 AM »
Backstory?

Assume this photo is real:



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